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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle: Filtered.
There’s a spicy signature to this incredibly complex cockle-warming winter ale. The nose is reminiscent of raisins, dates and molasses while the palate is vinous with tannin-like notes of leather, vanilla, apricots and a hint of rustic Armagnac on the finish. An awesome after-dinner drop.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, - MAY 15, 2009
Clear orange colour with a small beige head. malty, light caramel sweet aroma with notes of fruit. Light caramel sweet flavor with fruity notes. Light dry, bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/19/2007 Total Score: 2.8
Orange, Amber colour with a beige head. Fruity, light sweet aroma with hoppy light floral notes. Malty, fruity and light caramel sweet flavor with a light dry hoppy and bitter finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (594) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Last of the Christmas beers my brother bought for me - thanks Rob. Looks like a strong English ale should - clear, dark amber with a dash of white head. Medium body and just carbonated enough. Smells like a good dark Christmas cake. Plenty in the flavour - sultanas, prunes, molasses, slight pepper and some dried apricot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (821) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Clear amber color without any visible carbonation and small, long lasting, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of dried fruits and caramel with a touch of cinnamon. Taste starts light to medium sweet with caramel and almond, but at the end it gets bitter with a touch of ginger. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. It warms up a little...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1867) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet, slightly bitter / Malta, caramelo, dulce, ligeramente amargo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
einherjar (238) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JAN 1, 2016
Amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of hops, spices and dried fruits. Taste caramel, alcohol warm, harsh bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paladares (155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2016
Botella. Color a whisky con carácter. Aroma a pasas, pera y algo de madera. En boca destaca el punto de fruto amargo con algo de tabaco y amargor. Sin duda para acabar una buena comida. En todo caso, más aroma que sabor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (241) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Mahognybrun med fint skum. Doften torr, lite russin och toffé. Smaken först söt, honung och farinsocker. Därefter kommer torr beska och maltsötma i eftersmaken.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
500 ml bottle split with my dad. Dark brownish pour with a frothy head. Notes of crackers, malty sweet, caramel, prunes and some light bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5563) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2015
500ml bottle [thanx-mas bartlebier for this one!]. Clear amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of dried fruit, dried apricot, raisin, a woody touch, some vanilla. Taste is mellow malty, dry hints of leather, a tannic and woody touch, cautious hints of vanilla, a touch of fresh and dried apricot, raisin; (non-alcoholic, non-biting) cognac notes in the finish. Quite complex, but the flavours remain in a state of intimation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2015
Color whisky, clara. Escasa espuma. Aroma a barrica y licor, madera y pera. dulce y agradable. En boca entra muy bien, pero le falta cuerpo. Confirma los aromas en el sabor, en un tono general dulce y licórico bastante agradable. Final mas amargo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Appearance is very clear amber with a beige head which leaves lacing. Aroma- raisin hints, hops, some malt. Taste is very rich malts, hops, sugary raisin, port wine hints, fruity hoppy finish. Rich and full mouthfeel. Quite good.


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